February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Paul Schipper given a skier's tribute sendoff

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — He was not only an icon, but a true Ironman of skiing. On Saturday, Feb. 21, Paul Schipper was remembered in a celebration of his life. Schipper died Monday, Feb. 16, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor. He was 85. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Diva a grand success

The Diva group, pictured here, performed on Valentine's Day weekend and was a smash hit, filling the Club House in Rangeley to capacity. More...

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen in concert March 7

FARMINGTON — Folk musicians and singers Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, two of the most original contributors to American contemporary folk and world music, will perform in concert at the University of Maine Farmington in Nordica Auditorium on More...

'Vagina Monologues' to be performed

FARMINGTON — Eve Ensler's production of the "Vagina Monologues" will be preformed at the University of Maine at Farmington on March 21 and 22 in Nordica Auditorium. More...

Community & Local News

Two scholarships available from Franklin County Chamber

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships for college level courses to eligible Franklin County residents. The chamber awarded two $750 scholarships in 2008 and has increased these to $1,000 each for 2009. More...

Museum's second floor accessible to all

STRATTON — "It's been a challenge and a lot of work," said Mary Henderson, President of the Dead River Historical Society, "but it's all paid off with the installation of a new electric chair climber." The climber will enable handicapped visi More...

Making woodlot wine and beer workshop slated

FARMINGTON — The Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will offer an informative workshop exploring ways to make wine and beer with ingredients from the woodlot. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Western D Championship Game

Rangeley, inches from clinching title

Valley, 40 Rangeley, 39 AUGUSTA -- Roles unfortunately reversed for the Lady Lakers of Rangeley in the Western D championship game last Saturday. More...

Western C Semi-Finals

Lady Roadrunners fall to Flyers

Irregular Staff Waynflete, 49 - Mt. Abram, 42 AUGUSTA - - The top-seeded Wayneflete (17-3) Flyers eliminated the Lady Roadrunners in the Western C Semifinals last Thursday. More...

Busy boarder Bisson goes to World Cup

Juliette Bisson, shown here with Seth Wescott during the recent Sidewinder dedication, has qualified to compete in the World Cup Snowboardcross at Sunday River this week. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer the Classifieds. More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Northcountry wisdom found in the old woodbox

Northcountry wisdom found in the old woodbox I don't know about you, but I sometimes glance at the headlines of the newspapers I pull out of the woodbox before I wad them up and chuck them into the woodstove before the kindling wood. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

More is often less Today is Ash Wednesday —an international day that represents the beginning of Lent in the Christian religion. Some folks give up certain foods to prepare for a long fast. More...

Honoring a local hero in Augusta

AUGUSTA — Sgt. First Class John Maynard II of New Portland was at the State House on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Mother Nature deals a winter punch

WESTERN MOUNTAINS - - Ski resorts and snow enthusiasts were blessed with nearly two feet of fresh snow Sunday night through Monday. A walloping storm brought heavy snow and gusty winds creating havoc for some and enjoyment for others. More...

Sugarloaf prepares for Revolution Tour

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Sugarloaf is making preparations to welcome the nation's top up-and-coming snowboarders when the 2009 US Snowboarding Revolution Tour makes its final stop of the season at the mountain, March 9 through 11. More...

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Good Samaritans among us

A Reporter's Notebook

KINGFIELD — I believe it was President Obama who recently told us all, "We must help each other and watch out for each other." In some small way I feel that Howard and I did our part on Thursday. More...

Icy Curtains

Large ice formations are a common sight in Maine in February. Here, an apron of ice makes winter caves on Borestone Mountain in Monson. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lynn Davis Fotter

1947-2009 — She was an inspiration to all who knew her

STRATTON — Lynn Davis Fotter, 61, of Stratton, passed away peacefully Feb. 13, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Lynn was born in Waterville Aug. 6, 1947, the daughter of Neal and Katherine (Kay) Davis. More...

Paul Schipper

1923-2009 — The Ironman of Skiing

BANGOR — Paul Schipper, age 85, of Carrabassett Valley, died on Feb. 16, 2009 at Veteran's Rehabilitation Center in Bangor. More...

David Allen Skillings

David enjoyed music, holidays, family gatherings and cats

NEW VINEYARD — David Allen Skillings, 71, passed away at his home in New Vineyard where he has been welcomed as a part of Steve and Lorraine Heath's family for the past five and a half years. More...

News from our Schools

Carrabec releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2008/2009 school year. More...

Stinchfield named to dean's list

BANGOR — Emily M. Stinchfield, daughter of Robert and Mary Stinchfield of Phillips, has been named to the dean's list at Husson University for the fall semester. She is a junior occupational therapy major. More...

Cross-country country

Stratton school 5th grader Nick Theriault shows good form on cross-country skis at recess. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU SUNDAY, MAR 8 EXHIBITION: HERE TO THERE — Tue-Sun 12-4 pm, UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St., Farmington. Artists Dana Hanmer & Travis Hanmer. FMI: 780- 5460. More...

Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...